The U.S. Census has increased the hourly wage for temporary census workers in Moore County to $17 an hour.
David Brennan, a Census recruiting assistant, said the decision was made early Thursday. The application period is open now and he anticipated that approximately 150 census takers will be hired locally.
Eligible candidates must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, have a valid Social Security number and an email address. Most census employees will need access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license because they will be required to travel to specific areas to conduct an accurate count, in addition to access to an internet-connected computer.
In addition to hourly wage, census takers will receive paid training and reimbursement for authorized work expenses including mileage. Most census takers will work in their own communities for 20-40 hours per week, over approximately a six-week period.
To apply or learn more about census jobs, visit 2020census.gov/jobs and click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Potential applicants may also call (855) 562-2020.